Weather Wise: Back to “Normal”

WEATHER DISCUSSION Quite a different show in the weather today as compared to yesterday. Yesterday, a lot of moisture in the atmosphere brought in a large stratus deck that covered most of the forecast area, and thus kept our temperatures a bit cooler. Now, we still had some thunderstorm development in the region, but we … Continue reading »

Record Breaking Heat (Officially)

WEATHER DISCUSSION HOT is the word of the week so far and we’re just getting started. Hot air from the south has been moving into our area little-by-little each afternoon. High pressure near Nevada is slowly retrograding back into our region and because of this, hot air is being moved from the Desert Southwest up … Continue reading »

Heating Up Through the Holiday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures today were only a few degrees above average, opposed to the nearly 15 degrees above average we saw earlier this week.¬† The one exception was Douglas County, where clouds kept places like Roseburg in the 60′s for most of the day.¬† Tomorrow on the Fourth, ¬†everyone will see the warming trend begin … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … Continue reading »

Fire Weather Warnings in Place Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Quiet weather continues over our region, bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures. Winds are offshore at the Coast and this is keeping temperatures in the 70′s & 80′s in Brookings. Yesterday the airport hit 91, breaking a record for the day. Highs in Brookings will be well into the 80′s throughout the … Continue reading »

Active Weather…But Not What You Think!

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earlier in the week I were talking about entering an inactive weather pattern. Well, depending on how you look at it, we currently have active weather. We’re not getting the rain, hail, snow, and thunderstorms. Instead, we are getting other active scenarios. Temperatures: High pressure has entered the region allowing for the suppression … Continue reading »

Showers and T-Storms Move in Tonight

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday was yet another dry day as our region was caught in a dry slot moving through the upper air. Visible imagery showed cumulus clouds parked over the Northern Coast, west side valleys, and the Cascades. All other areas experienced some light cirrus through the day. Cooler temperatures were experienced today as a … Continue reading »

Critical Fire WX Conditions Over Area

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The red flag warning over the area will remain in place through lunchtime. Winds are breezy not only in the higher elevations, but in the valleys as well. Humidities are in the 20′s and 30′s — indicating very dry air from the Southern Oregon Cascades to the Coast, also over Siskiyou County. … Continue reading »

Red Flag Warning through Noon Friday

WEATHER DISCUSSION A red flag warning continues until noon Friday due to gusty winds and low humidities, already today we’ve seen gusts up to 57mph in the Coast Range and 72mph in the Cascades. Winds will peak tonight into early tomorrow morning and thus any new fires that spark will be able to spread rapidly … Continue reading »

Favorable Fire Weather Conditions

  WEATHER DISCUSSION The fire weather watch over the area from yesterday has been upgraded now to a red flag warning. This means that conditions will be favorable for fire weather and that if any fire were to start, it would spread rapidly. Humidities will be between 20%-30% (very low) and with increasing winds into … Continue reading »

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